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Dec 30, 2012 12:00pm EST
the constitution is the top did in washington sipc at the whiskey tax on whiskey rebellion. how did they respond to that? >> guest: that went better than shays rebellion did. but sure, they recognized that they needed a strong federal power and they needed checks to ensure the states have powers as well. >> host: overtime during the 1800, 1900 continue to have guns play a role in society particularly on the frontier. any surprises in that area? guest at the main surprise to me was gun-control the wild west, plenty of guns they are and in reality you do couldn't carry a gun around in a town -- there were lots of guns. you had to deposit your arms. if you're a cowboy who came from the plains, there's a place where you you supposed to sort your pistol if you had one. >> guest: that doesn't fit with the way most people think about it. >> guest: this is of course in settlements, not in the wild prairie. but they are like towns everywhere today. you need is that the law and order and it's hard to keep up with that if everyone is pulling out of pistol. >> host: even in shootout at ok corral. >> guest:
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